ACCC warns parents about dangerous infant recliner

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The Australian Competition Consumer Commission is warning parents about the recall of a ‘Nap Nanny’ infant recliner in Australia.

The recall follows reports of five deaths and over 70 injuries associated with the product in the United States. The deaths and injuries were from falls, entrapment or strangulation. The ACCC is not aware of deaths or injuries in Australia.

“If you have the Nap Nanny infant recliner, I urge you to stop using it immediately. Contact the supplier to seek a refund and return the product,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

The product is designed for infants to rest or sleep in. The Australian recall includes the Nap Nanny Chill Portable Recliner in colours Minky Blue, Minky Pink and Minky Sage. In the United States, all Nap Nanny recliners have been recalled including Generation One, Generation Two and Chill models.

“The ACCC is aware of only a few of these products being sold in Australia and those customers have been contacted by the seller. However, we are concerned that consumers have purchased them directly from overseas-based websites and are unaware of the recall,” Ms Rickard said.

The recall notice is available at http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1048372

For further information about product safety visit www.recalls.gov.au or www.productsafety.gov.au 

The ACCC has produced tips related to infant and nursery safety. Download the Keeping Baby Safe app or visit www.productsafety.gov.au/keepingbabysafe

Contact details

Media enquiries:

Ms Meg Macfarlan - (02) 6243 1317 or 0408 995 408

Release number: 119/13

General enquiries

ACCC Infocentre: 1300 302 502

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